To successfully complete GEOP330 students must complete all assessment tasks. Failure to complete any single assessment task may result in failure of the unit. The final grade is based on the total mark accumulated from all four assessment tasks.
All students must keep a clean electronic copy of all assignments (preferably as a PDF) submitted for assessment.
For both internal and external students all assignments in ENVG330 must be submitted via Turnitin by midnight on the due date as part of the submission process, and the Turnitin receipt number recorded on the coversheet of each assignment. You will be able to access the result of the Turnitin scan and be able to review your assignments in light of this result. Not everything that Turnitin picks up as comparable to other work is plagiarised. Use this process constructively to ensure you are referencing correctly and effectively. Instructions for submitting assignment to Turnitin can be found at: http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/assignments.htm
Your assignment must be submitted with a cover sheet. Please use the barcoded coversheets which can be downloaded from the web at: http://www.arts.mq.edu.au/current_students/undergraduate/coversheet
Students must complete all the details on the cover sheet and sign the declaration regarding academic honesty that is part of the cover sheet. You must attach a copy of the email approval or medical certificates to justify any late submission.
Both internal and external students must submit a copy of their assignments via Turnitin – accessed via the iLearn site. Macquarie University promotes student awareness of information management and information ethics. As well as training and the provision of general information, the University tackles the issue of academic honesty through use of an online text matching tool - Turnitin. This software is used in conjunction with a set of procedures to ensure its use is equitable. Your assessment task will automatically be compared to work of your classmates, previous students from Macquarie and other universities, with material available on the Internet, both freely available and subscription-based electronic journals. The results will be sent only to your lecturer, who will analyse these in reference to the University's standard Policy on Academic Honesty: http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html.
Extensions and penalties
Extensions will be granted only in unforeseen or exceptional circumstances and only by the unit convenor. Written evidence of illness or misadventure will normally be the only grounds on which extensions will be given. Essays submitted after the due date and without extension will be penalised 10% per day or part thereof. This penalty will be applied unless you are granted an extension by the unit convenor and provide appropriate supporting documentation. Please talk to (or email) the convenor about any circumstances that affect your assignments before the due date. Late essays will not be accepted once marked essays have been returned.
Returning Assessment Tasks
Marked assignments will be returned within approximately 3 weeks of submission through Grademark in Turnitin. Feedback will include a grade range (no numerical mark), extensive in-text comments, overall comments and a detailed rubric.